Lampard is confused as Chelsea releases a lot of academy kids.

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Frank Lampard former Chelsea player and manager admits he is surprise by his former club’s continue release of academy players.

The 45-year-old legend face a difficult time as Blues manager between 2019 and 2021. But many players from the youth system have progressed to the first team. But currently only Reece James, Conor Gallagher and Levi Coville remain UFABET 

Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Andreas Christensen, Billy Gilmour, Fikayo Tomori were released. Leaving the team. Which Lampard admit was surprised by what happened.

“I think if you look at that list, I was surprised by it. At that time I expected players to stay with the team for a longer time. I think every player on the team has a different story. And sometimes you have to try to understand.” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“Fikayo Tomori is someone I want to keep. But at the same time I had five centre-backs. He was in and out of the team and that made him frustrate and he wanted to leave. It happens to young players.”

“But deep inside I think some players will stay. But we live in a modern world where we work with club owners and sporting directors who don’t view academy players in the way. I see them and the way fans see them.’

“I’m talking about the fans who come to Stamford Bridge and they feel a real connection with the players who are coming through. And I think that’s a strength during this time. Even though I’ve left the club I think you want to see the players there for many more years.”

“It’s not all like that. You have to good players to be successful. But at that point I thought there would be players who would be with the team longer.”